Firm's top lawyer again calls for stop to "unfettered collection of bulk data," argues for reform of secret FISA court.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt tells the crowd at South by Southwest that the company's efforts to secure its user data from attacks are now complete.
Requests for customer mobile phone data from federal, state, and local authorities topped 1 million, says a US senator. But no carrier said whether it had received requests under the Patriot Act.
Requests from governments worldwide for user information have more than doubled since three years ago. Worse still, says Google, is what the US won't let us tell you.
The government has thrown open a mine of data for enterprising mashupmeisters to create new ways for us to see what's really going on
The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.
President Obama tells federal agencies to get a move on to keep pace with a citizenry that more and more gets things done via smartphone.
Both Obama administration and House Republicans "have a long way to go" when it comes to allowing programmers and the public access to key government data, forthcoming report says.
The heads of major science and research agencies to launch research and development program for capitalizing on big data.
In an effort to save taxpayer money, the White House says it plans to close almost 400 redundant data centers this year and next.